MODERATING EFFECT OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTEGRATIVE LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Background of the Study: Integrative Leadership is a strategy to leading oneself, others, and the organization that is comprehensive and responsive. Most people are challenged by integrative leadership to be better leaders in their own lives and in the lives of others. There has also been a recurrent topic of interest on the emotional intelligence in relation to leadership. This can be shown in studies of organizational leaders' emotional expression and how different leadership styles affect emotions and organizational performance.
Objective of the Study: This paper sought to establish the moderating effect of emotional intelligence on the relationship between integrative leadership and performance. The study was anchored on Full Range Leadership Theory and supported by the Emotional Intelligence and Resource Based view theory.
Research Methodology: This study utilized a mixed method approach and adopted a cross-sectional survey design. The paper adopted a census approach. Structured questionnaires and interview guides were used to collect data. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results and findings: The study results indicated that there was a significant relationship between integrative leadership and performance of airfields in Kenya. Emotional intelligence was also found to have an enhancing moderating effect on the relationship between integrative leadership and performance.
Recommendations: The paper recommends that organizations should increase integrative leadership and EI by increasing skill training and establishing to help in developing mental abilities of individual employees. The study also recommends that employees should be encouraged to develop their social skills which would lead to their greater acceptance among their colleagues and subordinates thereby enhancing the work process leading to success in the organization.
Keywords: Integrative leadership, Emotional intelligence and Organizational performance
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